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New Mexico is a very special place, in part because of its ecological fragility as somewhere livable, with a long and rich history of human civilization, at the age of a harsh desert. It doesn’t take much to throw this off balance and make the place basically unlivable. That’s exactly what is happening with climate […]
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Trump Destroying the Desert

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On July 21, 2020
Of all Trump’s many crimes, what he’s doing to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument by building his stupid border wall through one of the sensitive ecosystems in the world may not seem to rate very high. But it is a horrifyingly awful crime against both humans and nature. Midway down a cactus-covered hill in one […]

Rattlers

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On July 10, 2020

For all the hiking I’ve done, I’ve ever only seen a rattlesnake once and that was when I was driving across Wyoming and one was doing its crazy sidewinder slither across the road. I did ho

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Trump and his corporate thugs are making sure to push forward their agenda of poisoning wildlife and destroying ecosystems while the nation is distracted by other issues. Invoking an economic “emergency” stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, the administration has made it harder for people to challenge inaccuracies on credit reports, eased required breaks for commercial […]
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Cholera and Our Cities

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On May 18, 2020
One thing about living through a pandemic is that it’s a good time to discuss other pandemics. One of the biggest public health issues in the 19th century was cholera, with three mass epidemics: 1832, 1849, and 1866, as well as plenty of smaller outbreaks. No one knew what caused this fatal illness. But they […]
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